Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




1876 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 254


Topic # 110101 3-Oct-2012 10:12 Send private message

A couple of streets over from me in Auckland they've started digging up the pavements and have a bunch of green pipes laying about (green=telecoms right?)  Is there any way to find out what they're doing? e.g. maybe a section of the Chorus website covering current work like this? I know about the SAT and UFB maps and sadly my area is not in or remotely near any of the indicative UFB years 1,2 or 3 coverage.  Just curious really :)


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
86 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 695390 3-Oct-2012 10:57 Send private message

Sounds like the UFB rollout. Green pipes crossing over out of the ground waiting to be connected?

382 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 50


  Reply # 695391 3-Oct-2012 10:57 Send private message

Afaik green pipes = power. At least that's what I see in our area where they're undergrounding the power lines. The blue pipes are the ones to watch out for, they're the ones with fibre :)

1756 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 144


  Reply # 695392 3-Oct-2012 11:00 Send private message

Noodles: The blue pipes are the ones to watch out for, they're the ones with fibre :)


err or water.....

253 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 40


  Reply # 695403 3-Oct-2012 11:14 Send private message

Green = telecom
Orange = power
Blue = water
Yellow = gas
Aqua = telstraclear or velocity
Red = microducting

2305 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 243

Subscriber

  Reply # 695414 3-Oct-2012 11:27 Send private message

Go and ask them, they are usually very happy to tell you what they are doing.

16769 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1518

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 695436 3-Oct-2012 11:53 Send private message

Cbfd: Green = telecom



Chorus / Telecommunications / Fibre






1876 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 254


  Reply # 695439 3-Oct-2012 11:58 Send private message

trig42: Go and ask them, they are usually very happy to tell you what they are doing.


Yeah I'll do just that if I go past and see someone likely to ask; I only pass them on the way to and from work and haven't seen anyone actually "onsite" at those times.

2120 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 370

Subscriber

  Reply # 695716 3-Oct-2012 17:36 Send private message

Cbfd: White (in old areas)/Green = telecom/Chorus
Orange = power
Blue = water
Yellow = gas
Aqua = telstraclear or velocity
Green/ Red = microducting
Purple = telstraclear


And to the person that said blue pipes is fiber. No. The fiber itself is blue and that is what you would have seen being pulled in to the ducting.

3704 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 948

Trusted

  Reply # 695833 3-Oct-2012 21:07 Send private message

All of the fibre ducting in hamilton is Red Huawei pipe.

32 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 697715 8-Oct-2012 07:53 Send private message

FX Networks layed fibre inside green pipe down our road recently.

1789 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 71


  Reply # 697735 8-Oct-2012 09:27 Send private message

So it seems to be a mix of colours for fibre... (Green and/or Red)
Saw at the weekend they're using Red in Rolleston

1193 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 145


  Reply # 697784 8-Oct-2012 11:20 Send private message

i saw orange pipes for fibre in papanui, christchurch a while ago.













221 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 697787 8-Oct-2012 11:35 Send private message

sidefx: A couple of streets over from me in Auckland they've started digging up the pavements and have a bunch of green pipes laying about (green=telecoms right?)  Is there any way to find out what they're doing? e.g. maybe a section of the Chorus website covering current work like this? I know about the SAT and UFB maps and sadly my area is not in or remotely near any of the indicative UFB years 1,2 or 3 coverage.  Just curious really :)



Green pipes for fibre installed near our place too - sadly only for the school down the road. We will only get faster adsl as part of the RBI sometime in Oct next year - doh!

20204 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1753

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 697792 8-Oct-2012 11:42 Send private message

Green is the standard colour for all Chorus infrastructure.

Orange is only used for power and would never be used for telecommunications infrastructure by any telco.



1876 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 254


  Reply # 697794 8-Oct-2012 11:50 Send private message

I still haven't gone past when anybody was there to ask. But it looks like they're just redoing the sidewalks and curbstones and maybe just used the opportunity to lay pipes for the future. We're not in a UFB year 1,2 or 3 - Looking at the UFB maps we're pretty much right in the middle of the UFB free triangle between Newton, Onehunga and New Lynn, lol.

EDIT: Only other thing I notice is that while the street I live on has VDSL, if I plug a random address on the street they're putting the pipes into the Chorus SAT it is covered by VDSL.  Is chorus still rolling out VDSL infrastructure or is everything foccused on UFB now?

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

forgot how to unlock a car door
Created by joker97, last reply by joker97 on 18-Dec-2014 19:51 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Just checking that this DIY electrical connection is not allowed?
Created by joker97, last reply by joker97 on 17-Dec-2014 22:37 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Spray Foam Insulation
Created by AACTech, last reply by timmmay on 18-Dec-2014 16:19 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


Has Spark (Telecom) locked their iphone 6 ?
Created by anewguy2014, last reply by michaelmurfy on 17-Dec-2014 14:32 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


In defence of cats
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by DarthKermit on 17-Dec-2014 15:40 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Slaughter of Innocents
Created by networkn, last reply by networkn on 18-Dec-2014 20:08 (43 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Lightbox launches on PlayStation 4
Created by freitasm, last reply by solaybro on 18-Dec-2014 17:57 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Couriers starting to charge for redelivery
Created by mattwnz, last reply by raytaylor on 18-Dec-2014 02:27 (77 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.